Award Winners

 

Katt Baum
Assistant Director, Housing Services, Office of Residential Life and Housing Services

 

 

Genevieve Boron
Associate Director, Wasserman Center for Career Development


Allen McFarlane
Assistant Vice President for Community Outreach and Engagement, Office of the Senior VP for Student Affairs


Robert Taylor, Jr.
Finance and Operations Associate, Global Spiritual Life (including the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life)


Rabbi Joe Wolfson
JLIC Rabbi, Global Spiritual Life (including the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life)

 

Student Employee Award Winners

 

Anjana Sreedhar

Residential Life Assistant - Leadership,
Office of Residential Life and Housing Services


 

 


 

About the Award Winners

 

Katt Baum
Assistant Director, Housing Services, Office of Residential Life and Housing Services

Katt has the the complex and intimidating responsibility of managing the housing application and assignment processes for our academic year housing program. She works very hard to insure fairness and equity in the system, and is well known for her ability to go above and beyond to assist those who feel marginalized or otherwise "left-out".  Katt is often presented with the most sensitive and unique situations to resolve, and consistently does so with empathy, kindness, thoughtfulness, and professionalism. We are very lucky and fortunate to have Katt at NYU and within Student Affairs.

 

Genevieve Boron
Associate Director, Wasserman Center for Career Development


Genevieve Boron is an unsung hero of the Wasserman Center. She goes above and beyond to foster a sense of community. Outside of the Wasserman Center, Genevieve volunteers in University wide efforts and is part of committees across the University where she is an advocate and a leader. Genevieve has worked toward increasing first year student engagement with the Wasserman Center, hosting the first Wasserman Welcome Event and has worked effortlessly on making deeper connections across university departments and with outside stakeholders. Genevieve’s perseverance, devotion, and positivity has made her invaluable to the NYU community.


Allen McFarlane
Assistant Vice President for Community Outreach and Engagement, Office of the Senior VP for Student Affairs


Allen has become the unsung hero especially for going above and beyond his assigned job responsibilities. He has become an indispensable part of the sexual misconduct team, first as an appeal panelist and later as a respondent facilitator. He balances the complex nature of these roles and sexual misconduct cases with grace and pose. Allen treats all individuals with respect regardless of the allegations against them, providing a never waiving high-level of support for students and their families. Being a respondent facilitator is not for the faint of heart. The work Allen has done has had an incredible and invaluable impact on this community of students. Students are beyond thankfully for the support Allen provided during this incredibly difficult time in their college career and we are thankful to have someone like Allen as an integral member of our NYU community.

 

Robert Taylor, Jr.
Finance and Operations Associate, Global Spiritual Life (including the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life)


Robert brings a multi-disciplinary approach to his work, which translates to a high quality of service to all our stakeholders. He toggles between student-facing tasks, liaising with outside vendors, communicating with parents, and representing the Bronfman Center within the wider Student Affairs and NYU communities. Robert sees the Bronfman Center’s mission as deeply ingrained in a student affairs approach to higher education, and he brings techniques and models he has learned from our colleagues in other NYU departments and at other universities. Some of Robert’s innovative contributions include organizing and supporting the High Holy Days by envisioning a paid student worker role (High Holy Days Ushers) that includes education regarding the fall Jewish holidays. Robert exemplifies the best of our university and it is this holistic approach that makes Robert an instrumental part of the NYU community.


Rabbi Joe Wolfson
JLIC Rabbi, Global Spiritual Life (including the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life)

Rabbi Joe Wolfson’s capacity for others knows no bounds. He is "on" 24/7 for students, ensuring they feel included and welcomed in the Jewish community at NYU throughout innovative and inclusive programming on and off campus. Each year, Rabbi Joe gathers a multi-denominational group of student leaders and empowers them to help support a direct giving campaign for two of our neighbors: the Bowery Mission and Sanctuary for Families. He is teaching students through his own actions how to use Judaism as a vehicle for good and for change. One of the most admirable things about Joe is his ability to show appreciation for those around us who provide essential services that often go overlooked. Joe makes it a point to welcome new CBS staff and coordinates gifts and cards for CBS and Kosher Cafeteria staff each year. Rabbi Joe is a pillar for the NYU community in so many ways and is a great example of someone trying to make the concept of a close knit community at NYU more attainable.

 

Anjana Sreedhar
Residential Life Assistant - Leadership, Office of Residential Life and Housing Services

Anjana is a quality service provider, a learner, an educator, a thinker, a creator, and has a natural ability to create inclusive, strong and thriving communities. As the RLA - Leadership, Anjana has advising responsibilities for executives of the Inter-Residence Hall Council (IRHC). Advisees often praise her for being so thoughtful, caring, accessible and empathetic. Anjana was instrumental in the success of Torch Day and the Big Apple Leadership Retreat which have combined attendance of over 500 students. She single handedly wrote modules for three new BALR sessions and coached executives from IRHC on how to facilitate them to peers. Anjana’s impact in her roles has been outstanding and far reaching. She’s found an outlet and passion for community building, learning, educating, and assessment through warm and caring service. Anjana has gone above and beyond the expectations of her role, inspires others to be a better professional and has made her students and her team love their work even more.
 

Nominees